WWE SmackDown Report – 7/18/14

We are in Fayetteville, North Carolina and your announcers are Michael ‘Jordan’ Cole and John ‘Dean’ Layfield.



Dean Ambrose makes his way to the ring and he has something to say.

Dean says that all he heard for the last two years is that Seth is the smart one. Seth is the architect of the Shield. Look at the big brain on Seth. Seth is smart. He is smart enough to know that he could not beat him down by himself on Monday night so he got his Authority goons to help him out.

They put him in the hospital, but if you thought for one second that a little three on one attack was going to keep him here tonight or keep him from destroying him on Sunday, he is not that much of a genius.

Is that all you got? Dean says wonders if that is all the Authority has got. He wants them to come out now so they don’t have to wait until Sunday.

Seth Rollins appears on the TitanTron. He says that Dean doesn’t get it. He is so talented but he just can’t figure it out. Without Seth, Dean is nothing. He is a rambling lunatic, destined for an insane asylum. He has more guts than brains. For the first time ever . . . Shield versus Shield. Dean Ambrose versus Seth Rollins.

Seth says that he would love nothing more than to go to the ring and curb stomp Dean in the ring again. Seth says that he is not medically cleared to wrestle because he tweaked his knee.

Dean says that Seth sounds like he is scared. He should be scared. He tells Seth to make daddy proud and take his beating.

Seth says that Dean acts like he is tough. Seth says that he has talked to Triple H and Dean has a chance to show how tough he is. Dean will face him (Kane) tonight.

Kane’s pyro goes off in the ring and we go to commercial.

We go to commercial.

Match Number One: Dolph Ziggler and Sheamus versus Miz and Fandango

Ziggler and Miz start things off and Miz makes sure that Ziggler and Sheamus know not to touch the face. They lock up and Ziggler with a side head lock and Miz tries for a punch but he misses. Miz covers his face when Ziggler tries to hit him. Miz with a kick and side head lock. Dolph with a reversal and shoulder tackle. Ziggler blocks a hip toss and he misses a short arm clothesline. Ziggler goes for a drop kick but MIz blocks it and he sets for a figure four leg lock but Ziggler kicks him away.

Fandango tags in and Ziggler with an arm drag and drop kick followed by a leaping elbow drop. Sheamus tags in and he punches Fandango and sends him into the turnbuckles. Sheamus with a shoulder in the corner followed by a short arm clothesline. Sheamus with a knee drop to the head and he gets a near fall.

Sheamus with an arm bar but Fandango with punches and knees. Fandango with more punches but Sheamus punches back. Sheamus gets Fandango on his shoulders but Fandango gets back to his feet. Fandango with a head butt and chops but Sheamus with punches and chops before he sends Fandango over the top rope to the floor. Miz tries to interfere and Miz makes sure not to get hit in the face and he goes to the floor.

We go to commercial.

Miz and Fandango stay on the floor and Sheamus attacks Fandango from behind and then Sheamus sends him back into the ring and Sheamus with a slingshot shoulder tackle for a near fall. Ziggler tags in and he punches Fandango. Ziggler punches Fandango and he has a message for Miz. Ziggler with a drop kick for a near fall.

Ziggler tells Sheamus to put his boot on the turnbuckle and she sends Fandango into the boot. Sheamus tags in and he slams Fandango. Sheamus with a knee drop and he gets a near fall. Sheamus with an Irish whip but Fandango gets his boot up.

Sheamus sets for a running power slam but Fandango gets to the apron and he drops Sheamus on the top rope. Fandango dances on the apron and he doesn’t realize that he is wrestling against Sheamus. Sheamus sets for the forearms to the chest but Miz interferes and Sheamus pushes him off the apron. Fandango with an enzuigiri. Fandango with a spinning heel kick and he gets a near fall.

Fandango with punches to Sheamus and then he applies a body scissors and he tags in Miz. Miz kicks Sheamus in the corner. Miz with punches and the referee warns him. Sheamus with punches but Miz with a knee to the midsection followed by a boot to the head. Miz gets a near fall. Miz with a reverse chin lock. Sheamus gets Miz on his back and Miz with a kick and DDT for a near fall. Fandango tags in and he kicks Sheamus. Fandango with a knee drop and he gets a near fall. Fandango punches Sheamus and Miz chokes Sheamus while the referee deals with Ziggler and Fandango. Fandango with a European uppercut but Sheamus punches back.

Fandango with a drop kick for a near fall. Fandango continues to dance over Sheamus and Sheamus picks up Fandango and hits White Noise. Both men are down and Ziggler and Miz tag in and Ziggler with clotheslines to Miz and he knocks Fandango off the apron. Ziggler with a splash into the corner followed by a neck breaker and he tries for the Fameasser but Miz gets out of the ring.

Sheamus sends Miz back into the ring and Ziggler with a Rough Ryder for a near fall. Ziggler goes for a neck breaker but Miz escapes and he tries for the Reality Check but he can only hit the first neck breaker. Ziggler with a hesitation DDT and Fandango breaks up the cover. Sheamus goes for a Brogue Kick on Miz but Miz moves and Sheamus hits Fandango. Miz sends Sheamus to the floor and Ziggler hits the Zig Zag on Miz for the three count.

Winners: Dolph Ziggler and Sheamus

We go to commercial.

Match Number Two: Alicia Fox versus Eva Marie with guest referee Nikki Bella

They lock up and Nikki has to separate them in the ropes. They lock up again and Nikki has to separate them in the ropes again. They lock up again and Eva with a side head lock. Alicia with a hip toss for a near fall. Eva with a rollup for a near fall. Eva with a double leg take down and Eva gets a near fall. Eva argues with Nikki over the speed of the count.

Eva gets in Nikki’s face and then Alicia kicks Nikki.

No Contest

After the match, Alicia and Eva attack Nikki and then they elevate her off the mat and send her back down to the mat. Alicia with a scissors kick and then Eva and Alicia pat each other on the back.

Stardust is in the back and he says that he can see it. It is real. A hypothetical self contained reality coexisting in one zone. Where is the cosmic key to the door? Knock knock . . . Who’s There? Goldust appears and he says that he is here Stardust. Beyond that door is another dimension. A dimension of sound . . . a dimension of sight . . . and a dimension of bizarre. You hold the key to that door and all they need is a little . . . Stardust blows dust in Goldust’s face and he tells him to stop it.

Before the match starts, Bray says that he remembers everything about Chris. Chris said that he would always be there for them. He was going to save us all. He sees right through Chris and he calls him a liar and a charletain. He says that Chris is the biggest hypocrite and he deserves everything that is coming to him.

There is no turning back. It does not matter if you are one foot or one hundred feet off the ground, it will be too late. Chris should be focused on saving himself.

Match Number Three:Chris Jericho versus Luke Harper (with Erick Rowan and Bray Wyatt)

Harper backs Jericho into the corner while Wyatt tells Jericho to save us and that distracts Jericho long enough to allow Harper to get the advantage. Harper runs his forearm across Harper’s face. Jericho with chops and a drop kick followed by a clothesline in the corner and knees. Harper with a European uppercut and then he chokes Jericho in the corner.

Harper with a double thrust to the chest and then Jericho with a flying forearm that sends Harper to the floor. Jericho sends Harper off the apron again and we have a standoff as we go to commercial.

We are back and Harper with a reverse chin lock on Jericho. Jericho with elbows and punches followed by chops. Jericho with an Irish whip and clothesline in the corner. Jericho with another Irish whip and clothesline in the corner. Jericho climbs the turnbuckles and punches Harper but Harper stops Jericho with a shot to the eye and Harper uses his strength to hit a suplex and Harper gets a near fall. Harper with an elbow to the collarbone.

Harper returns to the reverse chin lock. Harper tries for a slam but Jericho counters with an inside cradle for a near fall. Harper with an uppercut to Jericho and Jericho goes down. Harper gets a near fall. Harper kicks Jericho and then he catapults him throat first into the ropes. Jericho falls to the floor. Harper follows after Jericho.

Harper hot shots Jericho on the ringside barrier while Wyatt says something to Rowan. Harper sends Jericho back into the ring and he connects with an elbow drop and he gets a near fall. Harper with a front face lock into a Gator Roll and he applies a reverse chin lock. Jericho gets back to his feet and Jericho with a punch and kick followed by forearms. Jericho is sent over the top rope but Jericho goes to the apron and he goes up top for a chop. Jericho goes for the Walls of Jericho but Harper avoids it and sends Jericho to the mat.

Jericho with an enzuigiri and he gets a near fall. Jericho punches Harper and he tries for a cross body but Harper catches him and hits a Michinoku Driver for a near fall. Harper with an Irish whip but he runs into a boot and Jericho goes up top. Jericho with a cross body and he gets a near fall. Jericho with knees to the head and then he gives Harper and Irish whip. Jericho tries for a bulldog but Harper sends Jericho into the ropes and Harper with a boot to Jericho followed by a sit out power bomb for a near fall.

Wyatt tells Harper to finish him and Luke looks around and he misses a splash into the corner. Jericho sends Harper into the turnbuckles and Jericho with a Lionsault but he holds his leg and he cannot take advantage and Harper kicks out at two. Jericho goes for the Codebreaker but Harper pushes him away.

Harper tries for another power bomb but Jericho counters and he puts Harper in the Walls of Jericho. Rowan gets on the apron and Jericho with a springboard drop kick to take care of him. Harper misses a clothesline and Jericho gets a rollup for the three count.

Winner: Chris Jericho

After the match, Rowan and Wyatt come into the ring and they join Harper in the attack on Jericho. The Usos make their way to the ring to help out Jericho.

We go to commercial.

We are back with the WWE Rewind of the face off between Lana and Zeb Colter.

Jack Swagger and Zeb Colter are in the ring and Jack has a large American flag.

Zeb tells Lana that she made a bad mistake on Raw when she slapped him. For weeks and months we have watched those peg legged Russians come out and wave their flag talking about how great Russia is and how great the Rusev Crush is.

Lana has called us stupid, uneducated, unmotivated, and leaderless. Zeb says that he has been critical of our government, but it is for him to say, not illegal outsiders. Lana and Rusev are visitors in this country because they want them to be here.

It will be settled in two days at Battleground. He tells Lana to translate to Bullwinkle that Swagger is Crush Proof.

Rusev and Lana make their way onto the stage and Rusev has a large Russian Flag.

Lana says that the stupid Americans never learn. At Battleground, Rusev will CRUSH Jack Swagger and all of America.

Rusev takes the mic and he chants Russia.

Swagger waves his flag and Rusev waves back.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Alberto Del Rio is in the Goldman Box and he says that the Intercontinental Title has eluded him for years. Sunday at Battleground, the greatest international superstar will become the new Intercontinental Champion. He will prove to Kofi that no one can do anything about it.

Kofi Kingston is in the Goldman Box and he says that winning the Intercontinental Title was the greatest moment in his career and it made him the superstar that he is today. He will not be thrown over the top rope on Sunday because he is going to win the Intercontinental Title at Battleground.

Match Number Four: Alberto Del Rio versus Kofi Kingston

Kofi with a waist lock but Del Rio with a hammer lock and then he kicks Kofi in the corner. Del Rio with a front face lock but Kofi with a kick. Del Rio sends Kofi over the top rope to the apron and Del Rio kicks Kofi off the apron and to the floor. Del Rio Irish whips Kofi into the apron. They return to the ring and Del Rio gets a near fall.

Del Rio with a reverse chin lock. Kofi with punches but Del Rio with knees and kicks. Del Rio sends Kofi through the ropes and to the floor. Del Rio rolls to the floor and he goes after Kofi. Del Rio tries to Irish whip Kofi into the apron again but Kofi leaps into the ring and then he hits a suicide dive onto Del Rio. Kofi with a springboard chop followed by more chops and a drop kick.

Kofi with a leaping clothesline and it is time for the Boom Drop. Kofi sets for Trouble in Paradise but Del Rio goes to the floor. Kofi follows Del Rio around the ring and Del Rio with a super kick as Kofi returns to the ring and Kofi kicks out at two. Del Rio sets for the cross arm breaker but Kofi counters with SOS and he gets a near fall but Del Rio gets his hand on the ropes. Del Rio drops Kofi on the top rope.

Del Rio goes up top and Kofi crotches Del Rio. Kofi climbs the turnbuckles and Del Rio blocks a superplex attempt and Kofi gets caught in the ropes. Del Rio with a double stomp to the chest and he gets the three count.

Winner:Alberto Del Rio

Layla and Summer are talking in the back and Fandango says that he is looking forward to seeing them both in action tonight. Fandango wants to have a clean slate. Fandango says that when he wins the Intercontinental Title on Sunday, they will have their arms around these guns.

Summer tells Fandango that they did not know that they were sharing him and then they found out that they were two timing them. Layla doesn’t want to share him and they do not want him in their lives. They say that they deserve something better than an egotistical, manipulative flamingo dancer.

Bo Dallas stops by and he tells Fandango that if you love them let them go and if they don’t come back they were never yours in the first place. Bo says that sounds pretty stinky. Bo tells Fandango that he will be fine with his smooth moves and fancy pants. Some girl will dance into his life as long as he BOLIEVES.

We go to commercial.

Match Number Five: Summer Rae and Layla El versus AJ Lee and Paige

Summer and AJ start things off and Summer does some dancing before pushing AJ. Summer with more dancing and Summer does a split, but she has her back to AJ and AJ kicks Summer and she kips. AJ with a back heel kick followed by a neck breaker and AJ gets a near fall.

Layla tags in and Paige tags in too. Paige with a leg sweep and she gets a near fall. Layla with a kick and she misses a round kick but she hits a thrust kick and gets a near fall. Layla sends Paige into the turnbuckles and Layla with a head scissors in the ropes. Layla trips Paige and then she tags in Summer. Layla with a drop kick and Summer with a running boot for a near fall. Paige with an Irish whip and Summer sends Paige to the apron.

Paige with a head butt followed by knees from the apron. Paige kicks Layla off the apron. Paige with a series of kicks and AJ tags herself in and AJ applies the Black Widow and Summer taps out.

Winners: AJ Lee and Paige

After the match, Paige and AJ stare each other down and AJ offers her hand but Paige hugs her.

We go to commercial.

We are back with a video package for the World Title Match on Sunday.

Kane and Seth Rollins are in the office and Seth wants to be on the same page as Kane. He knows what happened on Monday. He wouldn’t take what Orton did personally. It is for the WWE Championship. Tonight is about Dean Ambrose.

Kane says that he does not need Seth’s voice of reason. Kane says that he hopes that Randy is watching because he has plans for Dean Ambrose.

Seth asks Kane to leave a little life in him so he can finish the job at Battleground.

Kane tells Seth not get any ideas about cashing in his Money in the Bank contract on Sunday.

Match Number Six: Dean Ambrose versus Kane

Kane signals for his pyro but as it goes off, he has his back to Dean Ambrose and Dean attacks Kane and he sends Kane to the floor. Dean goes for a suicide dive but Kane with a forearm to stop him.

The referee finally starts the match and Ambrose with punches but Kane pushes Dean to the mat. Dean punches Kane on the turnbuckles and Kane pushes him down. Dean with an elbow but he comes off the turnbuckles and Kane with an uppercut. Kane with boots to the ehad. Kane chokes Ambrose in the ropes and he wraps the arm in the ropes. Kane goes to the floor and he connects with an uppercut. Kane with an arm wringer.

Kane with a leg drop to the back of the head and Kane gets a near fall. Kane with a shoulder to Ambrose followed by a leg drop to the arm and Kane with a short arm scissors. Ambrose with a head butt to Kane. Kane with an Irish whip and running clothesline into the corner. Kane with another Irish whip but Ambrose gets his boot up and then Ambrose with a tornado DDT and both men are down.

Ambrose with punches to Kane followed by jabs but Kane with a knee. Ambrose with a knee as Kane comes off the ropes. Ambrose with punches and then Ambrose with a drop kick that sends Kane against the ropes. Ambrose goes up top and connects with a missile drop kick, but Ambrose feels the impact as much as Kane.

Ambrose bounces off the ropes and Kane tries for a choke slam. Ambrose escapes and Kane goes to the floor when Ambrose ducks down. Ambrose with a suicide dive onto Kane and both men are down outside the ring. Ambrose sends Kane into the apron. Kane with a knee and he sends Ambrose shoulder first into the ring steps. Kane adjusts the ring steps and Kane sends Ambrose face first into the ring steps.

Kane sets for a tombstone to Ambrose on the steps but Ambrose escapes and he sends Kane into the ring post. Seth Rollins comes from out of nowhere and he hits Ambrose with the briefcase.

Winner: Dean Ambrose (by disqualification)

After the match, Rollins and Kane attack Ambrose and send him into the ring. Rollins tells Kane to put the steps in the ring. Ambrose attacks Rollins and punches him. Kane grabs Ambrose and he choke slams Ambrose. Rollins tells Kane to put Ambrose’s face on the ring steps for Black Out and he connects.

We go to credits.

Source: PWInsider

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